Masterclass Series
Key skills for female leaders in the health & aged care sectors
Conference Date
30th September & 1st October 2019
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Empowering women to advance their career in health & aged care
Despite women making up about 70% of the workforce in the Australian health and aged care sectors, there is still a considerable under representation of women in executive leadership, with only about 13% of C-suite roles occupied by women. Clearly, there are various barriers and challenges preventing women from progressing in their careers and ultimately reaching the top. In this demanding and ever-changing industry, it’s increasingly important to hone your leadership skills so you can step up as a strong female leader and reach your career goals.

Specifically designed for women leaders in health and aged care, the Women in Health & Aged Care Leadership two day masterclass will provide you with the skills and strategies to overcome obstacles and advance your career. Intimate and hands-on, this unique networking and learning opportunity will facilitate real connections and personal development, whilst helping you to develop a toolkit for career progression. Join us to network with like-minded peers and learn from successful leaders so you can step up your leadership career in health and aged care.

Why should you attend this masterclass?

  • Learn about personal leadership styles and discover yours
  • Develop your communication skills to influence others and negotiate with a range of stakeholders
  • Build resilience and learn how to manage change
  • Gain insights from a panel of senior female leaders in the health and aged care sectors
  • Become a leader of innovation in your organisation
  • Promote yourself as a leader in your organisation
Who will attend?

Aspiring female leaders in healthcare/aged care from public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Roles including:

  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Change & transformation leaders
  • Researchers, academics, governance, policy
  • Hospital managers, general managers
  • Medical and clinical leads, managers, head of and directors
  • HR, development and workforce planning

  • Attend to learn:

    • Become an authentic leader by taking a strength-based approach
    • Drive change & innovation as a health & aged care leader
    • Advance your communication skills to engage your team & external stakeholders

    Key Speakers

    Dr B Anne Brand
    Executive Coach & Business Consultant
    Chameleon Leadership
    Leanne Laidler
    Chief Quality & Risk Officer
    Estia Health
    Adj. Associate Prof. Robynne Cooke
    Executive Director Operations
    Western Sydney Local Health District



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